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A mother receiving posthumous medal (ddr-densho-114-128)
img A mother receiving posthumous medal (ddr-densho-114-128)
Original caption: Honolulu, T.H. Mrs. Shizuko Kina receives the Silver Star Medal posthumously awarded her brother, Pfc. Tomaki Shimabukuro, during a ceremony at 1965 South King Street, Honolulu, T.H. The presentation, by Chaplain Corwin H. Olds, CPBC, is made for gallantry in action with the 2nd Bn., 442nd Reg. Combat Team, near Bruyeres, France, on October …
A mother receiving her son's Silver Star (ddr-densho-114-33)
img A mother receiving her son's Silver Star (ddr-densho-114-33)
Original caption: Honolulu, T. H. The Silver Star Medal is posthumously awarded Sgt. Charles K. Harada of 936 Wahikiki St., Honolulu, T. H. for gallantry in action near Castellina, Italy, 12 July 1944, with Co. G, 442nd Inf. Here the presentation has been made to his mother, Mrs. Hana Harada, by Chaplain (Col.) Corwin W. Olds, …
Nisei soldier blinded during battle (ddr-densho-114-129)
img Nisei soldier blinded during battle (ddr-densho-114-129)
Original caption: Yoshinao Omiya, former soldier with the famed 100th Inf. Bn., blinded in the Volturno River battle in Italy when a buddy tripped over a booby trap, leaves his home, guided by his seeing-eye dog, Audrey, purchased from Seeing-Eye Inc. for $1.00. 5/2/45. Honolulu, T.H.
A mother receiving posthumous award (ddr-densho-114-147)
img A mother receiving posthumous award (ddr-densho-114-147)
Original caption: Honolulu, T.H. Mrs. Risaku Kanaya is presented the Silver Star Medal posthumously awarded her son, Pvt. Walter E. Kanaya, for gallantry in action near Bruyeres, France, 17 October 1944, with the 2nd Bn., 442nd Infantry, as Mr. Kanaya stands with her. Chaplain (Colonel) Corwin H. Olds, CPBC, makes the presentation at 1521 Young St., …
Wally Yonamine Interview (ddr-janm-13-2)
vh Wally Yonamine Interview (ddr-janm-13-2)
Nisei-han male. Born June 24, 1925, in Maui, Hawaii. Grew up in a small village on a sugar plantation. Played football in high school, transferring to Honolulu. Signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 1947, but ended football career with an injury. In 1951, signed with the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants, the first American to play in …
Don Okubo Interview (ddr-densho-1004-21)
vh Don Okubo Interview (ddr-densho-1004-21)
Nisei male. Born January 22, 1919. During World War II, volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and eventually transferred to the Military Intelligence Service. Served as an interpreter interrogating Japanese prisoners of war in Palau.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any …

Kazuo Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1004-20)
vh Kazuo Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1004-20)
Nisei male. Born December 8, 1916, in Hawaii. Was already in the army when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Served with the Military Intelligence Service as a translator at the Pentagon and in Europe.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. …

Ship deck (ddr-densho-378-1140)
img Ship deck (ddr-densho-378-1140)
Photograph of a ship's double decks filled with passengers. Inscribed on the back is "Asama Maru at Honolulu" in Japanese.
On deck of ship (ddr-densho-378-1150)
img On deck of ship (ddr-densho-378-1150)
Photograph of a person sitting on a post aboard a ship. Inscribed on the back is "at Honolulu" in Japanese.
Japanese American man lounging on Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-282)
img Japanese American man lounging on Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-282)
Caption on front: "Tom Harimoto 442nd Basketball Captain." Caption on post-it note in album: "Tom Harimoto, I Co. Honolulu, HI."
Japanese American men on Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-281)
img Japanese American men on Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-281)
Caption on front: "Ah-! What a life-." Caption on post-it note in album: "Tom Harimoto, I Co. Honolulu, HI."
Japanese American men Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-280)
img Japanese American men Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-280)
Two Japanese American men on the beach. Caption on front: "Shun Morishige." Caption on post-it note in album: "Tom Harimoto, I Co. Honolulu, HI."
Parole memorandum (ddr-densho-314-5)
doc Parole memorandum (ddr-densho-314-5)
This memorandum gives the date that Kazuichi Takanishi was paroled from the Santa Fe Justice Department internment camp. It also states that his address is unknown since a sponsor was not identified for Takanishi before he left camp. He was paroled to Chicago, Illinois.
Issei parole review (ddr-densho-314-7)
doc Issei parole review (ddr-densho-314-7)
The memorandum states that Kazuichi Takanishi was placed in Group II after a CGRB review which allowed him to return to Hawaii from the mainland. The back of the document has a note from The National Archives stating that this document came from Record Group No. 338. The handwritten portion states "Military Government of Hawaii Internment …
List of Justice Department internment camp papers (ddr-densho-314-3)
doc List of Justice Department internment camp papers (ddr-densho-314-3)
This set of Justice Department papers include documents spanning from 1942-1945. The papers include a family welfare report of the Takanishis from the Red Cross, a petition for parole from internment and return to Hawaii, a letter concerning unblocking interned Japanese bank accounts, a CGRB review, and Kazuichi Takanishi's recommendation for return to Hawaii.
Unveiling of the Brothers in Valor World War II memorial monument (ddr-densho-6-3)
img Unveiling of the Brothers in Valor World War II memorial monument (ddr-densho-6-3)
Unveiling ceremony for the Brothers in Valor World War II memorial monument, which honors Nisei soldiers who served during World War II.
Japanese American four-star general (ddr-densho-6-2)
img Japanese American four-star general (ddr-densho-6-2)
Joseph Kamikawa (left) and General Eric Shinseki. General Shinseki was a keynote speaker at this reunion for Nisei veterans.
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